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  1. Walking on eggshells here, but let me have a go at this IIRC (and to be honest I am not going to wade through 23 pages of posts again ) the fundamental thing here is that Paul said that after he put Cat 8 cables in his system he heard a difference in the sound (compared to the previous cat <8 cables). Conrad says that science suggests that shouldn’t happen. While it would be great if Paul were to be able to come to UK and he and Conrad could get together for a ‘shoot out’ Paul is not travelling yet. But could Conrad’s professor friend on Vancouver Island visit Paul at his home in Vancouver and conduct the famous ABX test? Would the results of that satisfy people? Assuming Paul can demonstrate that he can successfully differentiate between cables on his system, then we can take it to the next level and explore why that might be. Alternatively I live near London and have a Linn Akurate Exakt Akubarik system and would also be happy to host a test (and would like to see Paul again anyway). I do not live in a mansion but could squeeze in more folk than Neale.
  2. I quite like my method for setting SO. Call dealer. Dealer attends and listens to some tunes while fiddling with laptop. Dealer leaves. I listen to music.
  3. I’d be very surprised if it were anything but money. Why wouldn’t they go with the highest (maybe only) bidder. Not cynical. Just business.
  4. Notwithstading Linn’s woeful marketing (Hey guys, we have this forum full of super loyal customers gagging to throw their money at us for any new gizmo we can dream up. Let’s close it.) I imagine the lack of LPs and CDs is simply because they wouldn’t sell enough given their mostly classical catalogue. But lack of a deal with a one of the lossless streaming services is surprising. Maybe that will come.
  5. I believe Linn has said the old forum no longer exists. So they do not have the ability to make an archive available.
  6. Seems right to me. What would we have said if Linn had released a buggy, poorly designed app to use with their lovely sleek top of the range systems? (Well, I think I know if I recall correctly some of the Kazoo threads from the old forum). Meanwhile as Sunbeam suggests, it is very kind of the non-exakt folk to continue to test the new SO2 algorithm while Linn takes the time to perfect it.
  7. I imagine that Linn believes that those with ‘the most expensive’ systems want an excellent, fully working, complete version not some half way house beta version. That said, if they have something that is more or less complete they could release it as a beta in order to get feedback before a full release.
  8. Slightly OT but yes please do let us know how they sound. @ c£25 a pop they should be great. Are they available individually?
  9. I’m intrigued by the comment in the Linn document that when Exakt pass through is used in an exakt box only SO not SO+ is available. I was thinking that my TV and AV amp would be replaced in the next couple of years, and I could acquire the surround module and an Exaktbox I could to be used for centre, rears and sub with the existing integrated exakt akubariks remaining as the fronts. I’d be reluctant to lose SO+ for music listening.
  10. The older stuff was good, but the newer is better. IMHO, YMMV etc But lucky some prefer the older or we would have nowhere to pass it to when upgrading.
  11. The older stuff was good, but the newer is better. IMHO, YMMV etc But lucky some prefer the older or we would have nowhere to pass it to when upgrading.
  12. I guess with the new 5.1 modules now becoming available we might reasonably see a new Linn centre and sub. And Philbo must be gagging to replace the 350 with a Klimabarik.
  13. I know nothing about Exakt design but ‘server capacity’ cannot be an issue. It is 2019 not 1979. Server capacity is cheaper than chips and Amazon and Microsoft to name but two will rent you all you want for a song.
  14. Yep, looking forward to trying SO2 when it’s available for Exakt systems.
  15. As the new control point is being developed for iOS (at least initially) I would assume the intent would be for it to replace Kazoo for use on iThings. Hopefully the dev team have found a solution to this problem and are incorporating it in the new app.